Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis is Asia director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and author of "Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia."

  • Ending impunity in Manila

    The International Criminal Court weighs in on the Philippines' war on drugs

  • Indonesia sets sights on peacemaker role

    Jakarta puts money into new foreign and development aid policy but may still lack clout

  • Statesman who raised ASEAN's international profile

    Former Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan sought reform and cohesion

  • After Marawi, no room for complacency

    The Philippine government must follow military victory over Islamist terrorists with renewed peace moves

  • The dilemma facing Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's de facto leader is caught between international and domestic pressures

  • Rakhine conflict could ignite regional religious tensions

    Myanmar's harsh crackdown on Rohingya population draws extreme international responses

  • For ASEAN, collective security is key to future

    As the group marks its 50th anniversary, security concerns loom as a deeply divisive issue

  • Southeast Asia's democracy deficit erodes bottom line

    Institutional weakness and selfish elites undermine region's economic progress

  • Duterte's peace hopes challenged in Mindanao

    Declaration of martial law by Philippine president raises broader concerns

  • Riding Xi's 'Belt and Road' bonanza

    China's grand infrastructure plan comes with strings attached for the region

  • ASEAN at 50: Uncertain times call for smart diplomacy

    Personal leadership must replace bureaucratic inertia to achieve success

  • The time is right for a new 'Pax Asiana'

    Asia must strive to protect its freedoms as the world shifts amid US protectionism and waning Western influence

  • Indonesia must counter attacks on pluralism

  • Thailand's transition generates anxiety amid mixed outlook